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Don't play around with your taxes! Turn to tax tips

Looking for a creative way to get your taxes done this year? Here's an idea from


"Yes, it took a lot of work to make the cards and pieces, but it's worth it. The players are way more thorough than the tax prep people ever were," says the cartoon creator.

I'm a big fan of board games. But I'm not sure I agree with xkcd's creative way to take care of the annual filing duty. I know lots of very thorough tax preparers.

I am, however, all for anything that helps folks get their returns done quickly, correctly and with as little hassle of possible.

That's why here at the ol' blog, you'll find a new tax tip every weekday in the upper right corner of the page.

I'm also offering a weekly round-up. The latest run of 5 tax tips includes:

  1. Standard vs. itemized deductions (Monday, Jan. 25, 2016)
  2. Do you have to file a return? (Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016)
  3. Picking the proper Form 1040  (Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016)
  4. 10 common tax filing mistakes (Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016)
  5. Tax documents on the way (Friday, Jan. 29, 2016)

You can find the Daily Tax Tip weekly collection usually at the end of the week. Or on Saturday when I'm recovering from a head cold that set in last Sunday, before the week's tips even were posted.

You also can find all the 2016 filing season tax tips on their own special filing season Don't Mess With Taxes pages, starting with January's list.

And mark your calendar. On Monday, the February tax tips list begins.


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